Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard with Resolve Software

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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard with Resolve Software
Key Features
  • All-Metal Design with Handrest
  • High-Quality Keys with Tiered Profile
  • Premium Search Wheel
  • Fast In and Out Points
Made for DaVinci Resolve 16 and above, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard from Blackmagic Design features an all-metal construction and has professional edit keys and a high-quality search wheel, allowing you to edit with both hands. For example, you can control the position within a clip with the right hand while setting in and out points and applying edits with the left. Based on feedback from professionals, the Resolve Editor Keyboard even has subtle design features such as empty space above certain keys, so they can be located by touch. It plugs into a USB Type-C port and works without any batteries. The keyboard can be used on a desktop or inset into a console via a flange. DaVinci Resolve software is included.
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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Overview

Made for DaVinci Resolve 16 and above, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard from Blackmagic Design features an all-metal construction and has professional edit keys and a high-quality search wheel, allowing you to edit with both hands. For example, you can control the position within a clip with the right hand while setting in and out points and applying edits with the left. Based on feedback from professionals, the Resolve Editor Keyboard even has subtle design features such as empty space above certain keys, so they can be located by touch. It plugs into a USB Type-C port and works without any batteries. The keyboard can be used on a desktop or inset into a console via a flange. DaVinci Resolve software is included.

Key Features
Metal Design with Premium Keys
The all-metal design includes keys with a tiered profile, instead of flat keys, so it's easy to feel your way around. The key switches are the same type used by eSports keyboards and each key is certified for over a million operations. The integrated search dial is machined from solid metal and allows for very precise transport and trimming control. There's also a handrest with a soft feel to help reduce fatigue. Plus, the keys caps, handrest, and key switches are all available as spare parts so the keyboard can be refreshed and repaired over time.
Integrated Search Dial Control
The metal search dial features rubber coating and is designed with multiple roller bearings that allow for smooth operation. There's an integrated electronic clutch that creates end stops when used for shuttle and position. The dial can also be spun in jog mode to allow a natural timeline scroll. The jog control allows free movement for precise positioning of the playback point. Shuttle uses the clutch, and you can rotate forward and reverse wind to move up and down the timeline. Scroll allows scrolling up and down a long edit to navigate quickly.
Fast Source Tape Allows Scrolling Clips
The innovative source button instantly creates a "source tape" of all the clips in your bin. Now you can simply scroll up and down all your media without the need to navigate thousands of clips. The clip being viewed is also highlighted in the bin in real time. Switching between the source tape and timeline is instant.
Instantly Re-Sort Bin and Source Tape
The source tape uses your bin's sort order, so you get lots of control over how shots are organized. This gives you the flexibility to find shots by time, camera, duration, or even clip name. The moment one of the bin sort buttons is selected, the source tape will be regenerated in that bin's sort order. Simply scroll up and down the source tape to find the shots needed. Sort by timecode to see all the bin media sorted by time, which is highly useful for content shot in time order, such as live events. You can also sort by camera, ideal for multicamera shoots where you lay down the wide shot first and then look for cutaways on other cameras. You can even sort by duration and the clip name.
Fast In and Out Points
The in and out point buttons are designed large, and a small empty space is provided above them to allow locating them by feel. That helps when doing transport control with your right hand and punching in and out points using your left hand. When you select in and out points in the DaVinci Resolve cut page, you also trim clips. Once the in and out points are set, just reach your fingers up to the edit buttons. The in and out points can also be used to contract the source tape to limit the clips included. Then you can change the source tape back to the whole bin by pressing the Escape key.
Intelligent Keyboard Edit Modes
The editing functions are located just above the in and out keys, to allow a simple movement of your fingers to activate the edit you require. Because editing with a keyboard is quite different to editing on a computer's user interface, the editing functions have been optimized to take advantage of the speed of a keyboard. Most edits can be performed on the source clip without needing to place edit points on the timeline itself, eliminating time wasted switching between source and timeline. The edit points can automatically locate the nearest timeline edit or even match timecode. A good example is Smart Insert, which locates the nearest edit and inserts at that point.
Smart Insert
Smart Insert is similar to the traditional insert edit function; however, it's smarter as it eliminates the need to switch to the timeline and place an in point. All you need to do is select smart insert and it will locate the nearest edit in the timeline and insert the clip in that location.
Append to End
Append to End is useful for building edits fast. Simply select an in and out point and then Append to End will add the clip to the end of the edit and increase the timeline duration. Append to End is great when adding shots to an edit from content that's been shot in time order.
Ripple Overwrite
Ripple Overwrite is a popular edit function and it lets you replace shots extremely quickly. When applied, it will replace the clip in the timeline with the selected clip, and if the clip is a different length, it will adjust the space to accommodate the new clip and ripple the timeline duration.
Close Up
Close Up is best for creating two camera angles from one camera. Simply shoot your subject with a wide or mid shot, and then when a close-up is applied, it will create a slightly zoomed-in version of the same camera shot and place it on top of the timeline. Plus, you can also apply it to a clip in the timeline.
Place on Top
Place on Top is similar to traditional edit functions and it will place the clip on the top of the background layer that's already in the timeline. If the timeline doesn't have a layer above the background layer, Place on Top will add a new timeline track and then place the clip on top.
Source Overwrite
Source Overwrite is a faster alternative to multicam. It automatically matches source timecode to the source timecode of the clip in the timeline and places the clip on top. If you shoot with multiple cameras and sync timecode, you can lay other camera angles on a base wide shot layer.
Search Dial Live Trimming
With a high-quality search dial built in, you get an accurate and fast way to trim edit points. The roll buttons allow the keyboard to take control of the search dial and very precisely adjust edit trimming. You can select the trim mode with your left hand while adjusting the trim with your right. Using roll trimming is easy and is operated by pressing and holding one of the roll buttons, depending on the type of trim you need to do, while then rotating the search dial. There's also a trim editor button on the numeric keypad that allows a direct switch to trim mode, so you can scroll up and down the edit points in a timeline to allow locating and adjusting multiple edits fast.
Roll In
Roll In is very similar to adjusting trim in on the software; however, it's a modifier key on the keyboard. Using roll in on a transition adjusts the in point of the destination clip, while adjusting roll in on a clip adjusts its in point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.
Roll Out
Roll Out is very similar to adjusting trim out on the software but it's a modifier key on the keyboard. Using Roll Out on a transition adjusts the out point of the source clip, while adjusting roll out on a clip adjusts its out point. All adjustments will ripple the timeline duration.
Roll Transition
Roll Transition is similar to the roll edit. It works by rolling the transition between two clips and has the same effect as simultaneously adjusting the in point on the destination clip while adjusting the out point on the source clip. Roll edit does not affect timeline duration.
Roll Source
Roll Source is the same as slipping the source clip and it will move the shot up and down within the current clip's in and out points. Roll source allows slipping the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.
Roll Destination
Roll Destination is the same as slipping the destination clip and it will move the shot up and down within the current clip's in and out points. Roll destination allows slipping the clip within the same duration so it won't affect the overall timeline duration.
Roll Duration
Roll Duration is designed to allow you to change the transition length of any effect that has been applied to an edit point. When selected, adjusting the search dial will interactively adjust the duration of the transition. Because you can select the transition type, you can use roll duration to get the transition perfect.
Select and Change Transitions Instantly
Editing software is slow at adding transitions because it requires using drag and drop to place a transition, or a keyboard shortcut for only one transition type. With DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard you can press a key and add or remove a transition with a single button press. The Cut key will remove any transition on an edit point and leave it as a simple edit between the two clips. Pressing Dissolve will add a one second dissolve between the two clips, and using Roll Duration will set the desired transition length. Plus, if there is already a dissolve on the edit, then the key will be ignored. There's also a smooth cut button to allow jump cuts to be removed at the press of a button.
Improved QWERTY Key Layout
The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard features a revised QWERTY key layout based on feedback from professional editors. The new features in the revised layout include a viewer button to allow instant switching to full screen view. However, you still get all the traditional editing features for both the cut and edit pages in DaVinci Resolve, so the core QWERTY part of the keyboard still operates in a familiar way.
Direct Timecode Entry Keypad
When entering edit points and durations numerically, there's a keypad specifically designed for timecode entry. The F/TC button allows switching between timecode or frames. Just press the F/TC button and the entry changes to frames. When typing longer timecode values, there's also a double zero button so you don't have to press the standard zero key as often. The plus and minus keys allow time values as offsets to current values rather than absolute entries. A dedicated duration entry button allows you to numerically define the duration of a clip. Numeric duration entry is one of the most used functions. For example, if you need to set a 100-frame duration on a clip, just press DUR, F/TC, and 100.
Designed for the Desktop or Inset into a Console
Although the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed with a modern aesthetic, there's also function to the form. The subtle edge created by the mating of the top keyboard surface and the lower chassis has a pinstripe feel to the design. There are also fold-out rear feet to increase the keyboard tilt. However, the flange has a functional benefit as you can install the keyboard in a cutout of a desk or console. The keyboard will then sit almost perfectly flat on the desk surface.
DaVinci Resolve Software License
A copy of DaVinci Resolve software is included with the keyboard.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Specs

Connectivity
Connection TypeWired
Host ConnectionUSB-C
General
BacklightingNone
Built-In Control DeviceNone
Wrist RestIntegrated
Physical
Material of ConstructionMetal
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.3 x 11.3 x 4.8"

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Keyboard Reviews

Nice!

By Ronnie
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-31

This keyboard is awesome!! My backstory: This year 2023 or one could say the end of last year 2022, I decided to leave the adobe ecosystem and go with DaVinci Resolve (or Resolve) for all my video creation needs. After downloading the free version of the software and trying it for a few weeks, I found that the software was very intuitive and flowed well. Also, there seems to be a going community of DaVinci Resolve users sharing their knowledge online. Consequently, I decided to invest in the BMD Editor's Keyboard over other solutions because I view it as a learning tool to help me grow in my understanding of DaVinci Resolve and assisting me in my transition from Premiere Pro by learning all the Resolve native keyboard shortcuts and background creation philosophy. Not to mention that, it, also, included a license for Resolve Studio 18. Well initially, I had a hard time choosing to either buy the keyboard or the speed editor; however, after watching & reading several reviews, I decided to go with the keyboard because in the long-run it has a lot more utility for me. Characteristics I like: I find the keyboard to be very study, well-build & solid. These are common traits stated in many online reviews. The keys feel great and I can spend hours typing on them. The search wheel is a very nice addition along with the other features. I have edited some videos following along-side BMD Resolve Training just using a normal keyboard and it was pretty tough to keep up; because, I only know but a very few of the native keyboard shortcuts. By investing in this keyboard, I feel that I have purchased a tool that I can grow into over the long haul as I develop at the video creation & editing craft with DaVinci Resolve. Hopefully, the keyboard will become a very effective tool for me that I can learn to wield as effectively as the God Of Thunder Thor wields his hammer. Perceivable Cons: As can be seen in the image, the keyboard sure can fill up a keyboard tray. I mean that in a good way. To me it's not a takeaway because it sits below the surface of my desk. My Recommendation: If you are like me and are still relatively new to editing and new to using DaVinci Resolve, the editor's keyboard is a worthy robust solution for the extra money spent; over solutions like the editor's keyboard, or other potential third party solutions. So to emphasize my point, the keyboard is a worthy candidate for investment if you are new and plan to stick with DaVinci Resolve for the long-haul. However, if you are a DaVinci Resolve double blackbelt and have mastered all the plentiful keyboard shortcuts, the speed editor may be better option. On the B&H front, the keyboard had come to me very well packaged and smelling like it was delivered in a brand new truck. ;)) Thanks Ron

Extremely versatile and effective

By Victor Miguel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

If you dedicate yourself full time to the video editing process using Davinci Resolve. It is almost mandatory that you should acquire this keyboard. Extremely versatile and effective, it has changed my process for working on videos and delivering the product to my clients. Using it inside the Cut window is one of the best experiences an editor has to go through it seems like magic. Not to mention the quality with which the keyboard is made of excellent materials. Highly recommended

Great KB, wish the keys were backlit

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Overall, this keyboard is fantastic. The pros: The jog wheel is spectacular. There are many speed keys incorporated on the keyboard which instantly make your edit faster. There was literally no setup, it just works. The keyboard is very much a heavy duty keyboard which feels like it will last a very long time. Cons: I edit in low light. That means I can't see the keys. I purchased a flexible USB keyboard light to illuminate the keys, that is super helpful. The keys are large and offer a lot of 'spring'. That makes it a bit more difficult to press the keys. It sort of reminds me of an old school keyboard from way back in the day, only higher quality. A little bit lower profile keys with backlit illumination would have made this the perfect keyboard. Overall, I've gotten used to the larger keys and the added Keyboard light made this a solid setup.

Backlight Keyboard...? Please!

By Enrique
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

I've own this keyboard for about 3 months now. I switched from Premiere to Resolve for obvious reasons. This keyboard is amazing. It takes a bit of time (hours to a couple of days) to learn the layout. That being said, I do wish Blackmagic had incorporated the following: 1. Backlit keyboard!!! 2. Less clunky keys for faster typing (I get it, it's an editing keyboard, not necessarily for typing). 3. At least 4 programmable keys! (10 or more would be ideal) Today, Blackmagic dropped the price of this keyboard from $995 to $595. That's a $400 discount. This gets me into thinking, ..will they be releasing a new upgraded Editor Keyboard with some (or all) the above-mentioned wishes? If so, is this the reason they dropped the price, so that the new one will be priced at $995? Does this mean I won't have to use my overhead NanLite PavoTube II 6C on top of the keyboard to see the keys in the dark...? I'm keeping my fingers crossed. :)

The jog wheel does not work with my mac pro

By William
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-06

I've gone through every preference, and the jog wheel does not work. The main reason I bought this was for the jog wheel.

Love it more .. each day

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-25

First off .. this thing is large .. but actually a perfect size .. it is very comfortable to work on .. As someone who goes back to Umatic , I Inch and Betacam editing .. this thing makes me feel young again ! The shuttle and scroll features are great with the cut page .. and inserting and trimming is is breeze .. I’m on a new Mac Pro with Duo graphics cards so this think flies through 16bit Raw 6k like butter ! Keyboard feels a little like the old Sony 422 keyboard editors.. I found it to be a little tricky to get used to at first and I reverted all my keyboard kabirtcuts back to default .. that way all the keyboard commands work precisely as marked ... Lots of great functions .. and you will find yourself rarely using your trackball or mouse . The best thing again about it for me ...trimming and cutting down raw material in the cut page to get ready for the edit page ! One other note .. I am using with the Davinci Mini Panel and there is enough room on my desk for both ... Enjoy !

NO SOFTWARE LICENSE

By Michael
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-12

I purchased this from B&H and it was supposed to come with a license for the Studio version of resolve. It did NOT. It came with a card in the box with a link to download the free version! DO NOT BUY THIS!

Keyboard is great

By Malinda
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-20

The keyboard, although huge, is great, but don't bother contacting Blackmagic Design for any sort of customer support with any of their products beyond turning on or off.

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